Heroes Memorial Bridge Park
In October 2018, the Third Watch Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club, located in Rowlett, Texas, began a movement called #Walkthebridge to help raise awareness and bring nationwide attention to issues associated with law enforcement and veteran PTI (post-traumatic injury/ injuries). Blue HELP and Third Watch LE MC have partnered with the Veterans Resource & Outreach Center and Making a Difference Radio and the 99% Radio Network to build the first-ever Park in the country devoted to honoring first responders and veterans.
See HeroesMemorialBridgePark.org for more information.
A concept graphic of the park shows a path weaving along the Lake Ray Hubbard shore near the State Highway 66 bridge, recently dubbed the “Heroes Bridge.” A big parking lot accommodates motorcycle and RV parking, opening up to the Visitors Center where folks can learn about the mission of #WalkTheBridge and the memorial park. A plaza area sits behind the center, where various functions such as seminars and meetings can be held. Various features dot the main path of the park, including a Journey Experience Garden, viewing portals to a Heroes Memorial, a Nature Amphitheater, a Nature Playground, and a small beach area.
A roundabout will hold a black granite monument with the likenesses of real-life heroes found here locally and around the country, representing the military, detention officers, firefighters, police and EMS. A little further down the path is The Point, a promontory that will offer sweeping views of the Heroes Bridge and Lake Ray Hubbard and serve as a true place of peaceful reflection.